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Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesday's Walkout Protest

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Blizzard will be offering paid time off during the walkout protest on Wednesday, July 28th. This comes from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, a veteran games journalist with many sources in the industry, who has been covering the Activision Blizzard lawsuit since it was first reported.

You can read the full walkout statement and demands here, and the open letter signed by over 2500 Activision Blizzard employees here.

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3 hours ago, Steveson said:

Yep. Completely missed the point there AB.
*facepalm*

Why, the company effectively tells them they are free to walk out with no consequences. There are probably people, especially in lower positions, who would be struggling and could not afford to participate if they had to lose pay.

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30 minutes ago, Nym85 said:

Why, the company effectively tells them they are free to walk out with no consequences. There are probably people, especially in lower positions, who would be struggling and could not afford to participate if they had to lose pay.

Oh there WILL be consequences either way trust me. Just not payment-wise.
It's the fact that this is the best they are willing to do in this situation instead of actually adressing the issues.

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10 minutes ago, Steveson said:

Oh there WILL be consequences either way trust me. Just not payment-wise.
It's the fact that this is the best they are willing to do in this situation instead of actually adressing the issues.

They may end up adressing the issue to some extent. At this point after corporate bungled their early response, they need to show enough goodwill towards their employees to get them back to the table and this is one way to do that. Also every action Activision will take from now one will affect how the trial goes.

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5 hours ago, Steveson said:

Oh there WILL be consequences either way trust me. Just not payment-wise.
It's the fact that this is the best they are willing to do in this situation instead of actually adressing the issues.

I do hope i will never get that cynical as you i would rather believe in people and be disappointed from time to time then be so cynical that i cant believe anything even when they trying to regain trust

people like you are only satisfied when blizzard is in ruin and bankrupt or?
but people like you forget the lives who depent on there job at blizzard

yes blizzard has screwed big in the last years even bigger now but they said they wanna do better and they at least trying to
if you dont believe them then just move on and btw. the issue of sexual harassmant and unequal payment / promotion for women isn't a blizzard exclusive problem
not even a exclusive problem to the gaming / entertaining industry its a problem of society we all made that behaivor happen by looking the other way

how many times did you look the other way?
i have to admit i did once in fear of loosing my job and i am pretty sure i am not the only one we all need to change not only blizzard we all are responcible for the things that happen to women because we let it happen

but yeah being toxic and flaming blizzard on a fan website is really making a difference well done pat yourself on your shoulder for this one

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56 minutes ago, Nayrusa said:

I do hope i will never get that cynical as you i would rather believe in people and be disappointed from time to time then be so cynical that i cant believe anything even when they trying to regain trust

people like you are only satisfied when blizzard is in ruin and bankrupt or?
but people like you forget the lives who depent on there job at blizzard

yes blizzard has screwed big in the last years even bigger now but they said they wanna do better and they at least trying to
if you dont believe them then just move on and btw. the issue of sexual harassmant and unequal payment / promotion for women isn't a blizzard exclusive problem
not even a exclusive problem to the gaming / entertaining industry its a problem of society we all made that behaivor happen by looking the other way

how many times did you look the other way?
i have to admit i did once in fear of loosing my job and i am pretty sure i am not the only one we all need to change not only blizzard we all are responcible for the things that happen to women because we let it happen

but yeah being toxic and flaming blizzard on a fan website is really making a difference well done pat yourself on your shoulder for this one

It's not an axe to grind against Blizzard and wanting to see them go bankrupt. It's a stereotype based on numerous experiences culturally in large corporations and organizations. You get labeled a 'troublemaker', and six months or more down the road when this has fallen out of the public eye, people get let go for other reasons where they would have normally worked to retain the employee, because its a good chance to get rid of them. My wife works for a 'prestigious' university in a 'right to work' state where if you get on people's bad side, your employment just won't be renewed when the academic calendar resets on July 1 the following year.

When I worked in the call center portion of my rather large, national employer, people were frequently let go for minor infractions that others were just counseled on. There was (and still is to my knowledge) clear cases of nepotism, where parroting was rewarded and actually trying to solve employee issues was punished through lack of promotions, referral trashing when attempting to transfer to other departments, or outright termination. I'm in an entirely different part of the company now, and I didn't even know how much stress and anxiety I had over this until I transferred.

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53 minutes ago, SidonisAntares said:

It's not an axe to grind against Blizzard and wanting to see them go bankrupt. It's a stereotype based on numerous experiences culturally in large corporations and organizations.

Exactly my point
AB may have paid these people once but the company WILL remember who went on that walkout and basically halted their income for a day. As you may know people (especially those who have power) can not only have a good memory considering those who "wronged them" but also can be VERY malicious and petty.
And i highly doubt that after the lawsuit every single corrupted member of the staff will be fired. Those who inevitably stays will make sure to retaliate.

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15 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

It's not an axe to grind against Blizzard and wanting to see them go bankrupt. It's a stereotype based on numerous experiences culturally in large corporations and organizations. You get labeled a 'troublemaker', and six months or more down the road when this has fallen out of the public eye, people get let go for other reasons where they would have normally worked to retain the employee, because its a good chance to get rid of them. My wife works for a 'prestigious' university in a 'right to work' state where if you get on people's bad side, your employment just won't be renewed when the academic calendar resets on July 1 the following year.

When I worked in the call center portion of my rather large, national employer, people were frequently let go for minor infractions that others were just counseled on. There was (and still is to my knowledge) clear cases of nepotism, where parroting was rewarded and actually trying to solve employee issues was punished through lack of promotions, referral trashing when attempting to transfer to other departments, or outright termination. I'm in an entirely different part of the company now, and I didn't even know how much stress and anxiety I had over this until I transferred.

Companies will always find a way to protect their own. As I said in another one of these threads, I'm a "minority", even though I'm not: While I'm a straight, white, male, I work in nursing. Less than 10% of the nursing workforce in the US is male. I was harassed by another nurse, who had that reputation and had in fact, been transferred from another department to mine but they didn't want to fire that nurse. I reported this person and they sidelined me and they found a way to push me out, while keeping this particular employee, because that person was a favorite of the director and friend the HR person (as I found out later).

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